Project sWISH celebrates 4-year anniversary with back-to-school giveaway, celebrity softball game

CHICAGO(CBS) — A South Side nonprofit group will host two large occasions this weekend whereas celebrating its 4th anniversary.

Project sWISH is about to host a back-to-school and group competition adopted by a celebrity softball game Sunday.

The occasion will happen from midday to six p.m. on the DuSable Black History Museum Plaza, positioned at 740 E. 56th Place.


Project sWISH


Project sWISH

The competition will embrace a e-book bag and faculty provide giveaway, vaccinations, immunizations, bouncy homes, meals, music, useful resource tables, and haircuts.

Celebrities and influencers will even be in attendance together with Chicago-based rappers G-Herbo, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, musical artist Lil Zay Osama alongside with a number of NBA gamers.

Project sWISH Chicago has reached over 2,000 youth and offers free basketball leagues and open runs in underserved communities throughout statistically excessive crime occasions to supply a protected haven and build a way of group.

The program additionally gives non-traditional therapeutic packages akin to yoga and artwork remedy with licensed instructors with the purpose of selling therapeutic and offering youth and younger adults with a platform to be susceptible and have a voice.

“Project sWish was created with the goal of uniting the community and providing a safe and supportive environment for Chicago youth,” stated Project sWish founder McKinley Nelson. “With support from so many, my heart is full as we enter the fourth year of this yearly celebration. With this event, we have created a safe space for students, parents, and others to come together, celebrate, and prepare for the time-honored tradition of heading back to school.”

The occasion is free and open to the general public. More details about the occasion will be discovered at

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